Arizona Journals

California and Arizona road trip

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A travel journal to Arizona by catsholiday

Saguaro National Park Photo, Tucson, Arizona More Photos
Quote: We spent two weeks in California and Arizona a week in each state and drove from San Lius Obispo in California to Phoenix in Arizona. This is a collection of some of the places we visited .

Sub Sea Tours and Kayaks

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Attraction | "I'd like to be under the sea....."

Sub Sea Tours and Kayaks Photo, Morro Bay, California
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Morrow Bay Sub Sea ToursIf you have ever wanted to know what it would be like to go down in a sub marine then this gives you a little taste.We spent about a week in mid California and one of the things we did was take this little trip. It costs about $14 per adult which for a 45 minute trip is quite steep but we were in the area and we wondered what it would be like so decided to give it a try.The little submarine is quite tiny, holding about twenty passengers when full. You board at the dock and once inside you sit on basic benches rather cosily with the people around you. Beside you and above are windows so that when you are submerged you can see whatever I going...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 2, 2013

Sub Sea Tours and Kayaks
699 Embarcadero #9
Morro Bay, California 93442
805-772-9463

Hearst Castle

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Attraction | "Wow - That is really Rich!"

Hearst Castle Photo, San Simeon, California
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This rather amazing place was built by the mega rich newspaper tycoon Randolph Hearst way back in the early twentieth century. It was designed by architect Julia Morgan and constructed sometime between 1919 and 1947.We visited one day while on holiday in California with my sister and brother in law. I have to say it was a pretty impressive place. It is now a National historic landmark and a State of California Historic Park. From the distance it looks large but once you are inside the grounds it is totally and absolutely mind blowing.The main house was huge and also within the grounds there are separate mini houses or suites where famous film stars spent week ends with the fami...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 2, 2013

Hearst Castle
750 Hearst Castle Road
San Simeon, California 93452
(805) 927-2020

Old Tucson Studios

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Attraction | "Be a cowboy for an hour or so!"

Old Tucson Studios Photo, Tucson, Arizona
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OLD TUCSON Old Tucson Studios201 South Kinney RoadTucson, ArizonaA few years ago we spent a week in Phoenix and from there we visited a number of places and this was one. My husband is a keen Western film fan and so this was one of his list of places to see. PRICES AND TIMES OF OPENINGGeneral admission for normal daytime opening hoursAdult $16.95 children aged 4 – 11 $10.95This fee covers General Admission to Old Tucson Studios during regular daytime operating hours includes select rides, shows, and tours. This ticket is not valid for Nightfall or Special Events.Old Tucson is open daily 10am- 6pm thru April 28, 2013. Beg...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 29, 2013

Old Tucson Studios
201 South Kinney Road
Tucson, Arizona 85735
(520) 883-0100

Madonna Inn

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Attraction | "It is certainly very different"

Madonna Inn Photo, San Luis Obispo, California
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The Madonna InnCaliforniaWe didn’t stay in this hotel as were in San Luis Obispo it was far away and we passed it so many times I suggested going in to see what it was like.This looked a bit like a Princess castle rather than a hotel and certainly very unusual even from the outside. It has a sort of a pseudo-Swiss-Alps exterior with a sort of odd castle look , very hard to describe as it is nothing like anything I have seen before. We drove in just to have a nosy around really but ended up having a coffee and snack which was very nice.We were able to park the car as you can most times in the USA as they realize that people do need to drive cars to get around unlike ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 23, 2013

Madonna Inn
100 Madonna Rd.
San Luis Obispo, California 93405
(800) 543-9666

Saguaro National Park

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Attraction | "See the giant Cacti"

Saguaro National Park Photo, Tucson, Arizona
Quote:
Saguaro National ParkA few years ago my husband and I drove from a week’s holiday in California to another week in Phoenix. While we were there we visited this unique National Park. Being a National Park it is part of the NP services and as such the ‘America the Beautiful’ card will get you in as it is the annual season ticket that gets you in any National Park in the country for a year. If you plan on visiting a few National Parks then it is well worth buying a card as it will work out much cheaper for you but do the sums first to check.WHERE WILL I FIND THIS PARK?This park is very close to Tucson in Arizona and is the home of the Saguaro which is the largest cacti in North Am...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 21, 2013

Saguaro National Park
3693 South Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, Arizona 85730
(520) 733-5158